The Task Force’s work built upon and expanded a process that began in 2012 to evaluate Town-owned properties. Those prior efforts resulted in the Town re-deploying selected properties to advance Town goals as well as receiving proposals for uses of Town-owned properties. More information about those activities is available here.
Also in 2017, separate Council-appointed groups considered options for specific Town-owned properties. The Historic Town Hall Committee considered possible future uses of the Historic Town Hall building located at 100 W. Rosemary St. The American Legion Task Force began developing recommendations for the American Legion property that the Town acquired in March 2017.
The Task Force was charged with developing a strategic framework and initial ideas for specific Town-owned sites. This process included developing guiding principles for current and future uses of Town property and identifying options for use of Town property to further Town goals. Desired outcomes included achieving greater clarity in decision-making around use of Town properties and greater success in achieving Town goals.